Features & Benefits
Strong Design Lead Approach
People are busy. Too busy to learn new systems & ways of doing things. We ensure design is front and center with our approach. We will hold your hand on the first few exercises, then let you take control. Ease of use is not a phrase synonymous with procurement software - we are determined to change that.
Corporate Strategy Meets Sourcing
Our approach is a strategic one. We seek to understand your strategic objectives, and help ensure you achieve these using our approach. Worried about price/quality trade-off’s, a potential supplier cartel, incumbent switching costs or managing risk? We allow you factor these issues into your decision making.
Powerful Evaluation Engine
We deal with more advanced sourcing exercises, with numerous prospective suppliers, potentially bidding on hundreds of contracts/lots/lanes/line items. Evaluating the best outcome in such a scenario is difficult. But we then add more layers, allowing suppliers offer more expressive bids, as well as adding non price factors to the mix. The result is a computational headache, until you press click and our evaluation engine kicks in and does it all for you.
Delivers Optimized Results
Our approach is designed to elicit the most efficient outcome. That’s what makes us different. We add an intelligence layer to existing solutions (which we compliment). Our focus is on delivering the most efficient outcome; whether you are evaluating solely on price, or weighting price/ quality variables, or simply want to run scenarios based on min / max supplier numbers. The win:win approach also ensures all parties are able to play to their strengths.
From Our Blog
Incentivising Suppliers to be Innovative in Sourcing Exercises
Henry Ford famously once said that if he had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. He was a classic example of an innovator that was thinking outside of the box and delivering something that exceeded customer expectations. A procurement strategy that embraces innovative thinking needs to make allowances for creativity…
Why too much Choice is Demotivating
Did you know that giving customers too much choice is likely to reduce sales? It is true and something I experienced personally when attempting to purchase a mobile phone recently. I was clear in my intention, I knew the make of phone I wanted and as a frequent international traveller I felt the choice of…
Oracle Modern Procurement - From Facebook to Supplier Collaboration
I attended the Oracle Modern Procurement event in London yesterday (October 9th) hosted in conjunction with Enrich. It was a really fun session looking to explore the growth of social media and the impact on procurement. Following opening remarks by Phil Burgess of Oracle, the affable Peter Smith of Spendmatters UK took to the stage.…
The Key Benefits from Sourcing Optimization
In the final installment in a three part series, Alan Gleeson explores what the key benefits of sourcing optimization are. The first post appears here: Sourcing Optimization - A Definition , with the second post appearing on this page: Why Sourcing Optimization is Finally Taking Off? So what are the key benefits of Sourcing Optimization?…